Workshops

“Experiences of illness and death: learning from the discourses of realities and fictions” (Workshop, Open University Campus Milton Keynes, 28 November 2016)

British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Health & Science Communication SIG Hosted by the Faculty of Well-being, Education and Language Studies of The Open University, Milton Keynes “Any serious illness is a medical event, but it is lived in narrative terms” wrote Andrew Solomon in a recent article for The Read more…

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Call for Papers

“Experiences of illness and death: learning from the discourses of realities and fictions” (CfP, BAAL Health & Science Communication SIG, 28 November 2016)

Hosted by the Faculty of Well-being, Education and Language Studies The Open University, Milton Keynes “Any serious illness is a medical event, but it is lived in narrative terms” wrote Andrew Solomon in a recent article for The Guardian. This workshop will focus on these ‘lived’ and ‘narrative’ aspects of Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture’ by Stella Bolaki

The Centre is pleased to offer ‘Illness as many Narratives: Arts, Medicine and Culture‘ by Stella Bolaki (Edinburgh, 2016) for review. We are specifically looking for an academic in the medical humanities to review this book, which will sit alongside a review from a medical professional. Illness narratives have become a cultural Read more…

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Call for Papers

Materialities of care: encountering health and illness through artefacts and architecture (CfA, 24th Sociology of Health and Illness Monograph)

Call for abstracts: Materialities of care: encountering health and illness through artefacts and architecture Editors: Christina Buse, Daryl Martin, Sarah Nettleton (University of York) Proposals are invited for the 24th Sociology of Health and Illness Monograph, which explores the role of material culture within health and social care encounters, including Read more…

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Book Review

‘What Patients Teach: The Everyday Ethics of Health Care’ by Dr Rob Houtepen

‘What Patients Teach: The Everyday Ethics of Health Care’ by Larry R. Churchill, Joseph B. Fanning, and David Schenck (Oxford University Press, 2013). These three authors from Vanderbilt University share a long standing engagement with the fields of medical humanities and bioethics. Larry Churchill and David Schenck earlier joined forces in Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States’ by Seth M. Holmes

Two copies of ‘Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States‘ by Seth M. Holmes (University of California Press, 2013) are available for review. We are looking for two contrasting perspectives on Holmes’ work, which could take the form of different academic perspectives or reviews by an academic and clinician. Expressions of Read more…

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Call for Reviews

Reviewer needed: ‘What Patients Teach: The Everyday Ethics of Healthcare’ edited by Churchill, Fanning, and Schenck.

The edited volume of ‘What Patients Teach’ (Oxford University Press, 2013) by Larry R. Churchill, Joseph B. Fanning, and David Schenck is available for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities and this book may be of particular interest to clinical and healthcare professionals.  ‘Being a Read more…

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Conferences and Symposiums

A Narrative Future for Healthcare (International Conference, Guy’s Hospital Campus of King’s College London, June 19-21 2013)

Prof Brian Hurwitz, Director of the Centre for the Humanities and Health at King’s College London writes: Scholars of the humanities, social scientists and clinicians are converging on the Guy’s campus of King’s College London next month to sharpen and critique narrative concepts and methods in health care.   A Narrative Read more…

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